Study links antibiotic use to higher risk of CRC

06/4/2014 | LiveScience.com

People who took antibiotics such as penicillins, quinolones and metronidazole were from 8% to 11% more likely to get colorectal cancer, according to a study that looked at antibiotic use at least six months prior to a CRC diagnosis. Researchers told the American Society for Clinical Oncology annual meeting that going back 10 years prior to the diagnosis showed that the association only held true for penicillins, which may have an impact on CRC risk through their effect on gut bacteria.

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